About the Short Term Course
This short term course is intended to highlight the theoretical and practical aspects of the soft computing in the domain of signal and image processing. Soft computing refers to collection of methodologies, which aim to exploit tolerance for imprecision, uncertainty, approximation, partial truth, robustness, low solution cost and ease of implementation. Soft computing includes the technologies of fuzzy logic and neural networks. It is an effective tool for dealing with control, modeling, and decision making in pattern classifiers used in signal and image processing applications. The Course also promises proficient practice of above tools in MATLAB environment.
Introduction 2008 [pdf]
Modelling [pdf]Introduction (Zlatko Trajanoski) [pdf]
Introduction to SVM (Vojislav Kecman) [pdf]
Basics of Support Vector Machines (Vojislav Kecman) [pdf]
Gene Expression Clustering (Alexander Sturn) [pdf]
Neural Networks (Zlatko Trajanoski) [pdf]
PCA (Zlatko Trajanoski) [pdf]
SOM (Zlatko Trajanoski) [pdf]
Decision Trees (Zlatko Trajanoski) [pdf]
Introduction to Probability Theory (Fatima Sanchez Cabo) [pdf]
Introduction to Statistical Inference (Fatima Sanchez Cabo) [pdf]
ELGA and eHealth (Karl Pfeiffer) [pdf]
Combined document (contains all of the documents above) [pdf]
RESEARCH POSITIONSIN NEURAL ENGINEERING
Trinity Centre for Bioengineering
A method to turn memories on and off with the flip of a switch, has been developed by the scientists.
Using an electronic system that duplicates the neural signals associated with memory, they managed to replicate the brain function in rats associated with long-term learned behaviour, even when the rats had been drugged to forget.
“Flip the switch on, and the rats remember. Flip it off, and the rats forget,” said Theodore Berger of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering‘s department of biomedical engineering.
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the ‘Cortical Circuit
Dynamics Group’ at IDIBAPS (Institut D’Investigacions Biomèdiques August
Pi i Sunyer), in Barcelona. The 4 year position, funded by an FPI grant
by the Spanish Ministry of Science, starts Sept. 2011 and is aimed to
investigate the role of noise in perception and decision making.
Research Fellow Position, University of Surrey, Post Ref 7895
“General-Purpose Learning Algorithms for Spiking Neural Networks”
in the Nature-Inspired Computing and Engineering(NICE) Group within the
Computing Department of the University of Surrey.